Spirit Of Africa Lodge
Travel Blogs from Thabazimbi
... enough to brave the unpaved approach road today) drive and were rewarded with an up close and personal experience with an incredible pack of wild dogs followed by a real treat...time sat in the open vehicle not more than a couple of metres from 2 young cheetah (Harry & Loki) armed with just a camera and a large stick..!
Such a ...
... inform the guide where they are, and then
go and meet the group to give them a special presentation focused on
the Southern Ground Hornbill. I have not yet had to do the
presentation, but I have tagged along on some of the drives to see
how they go. The guests really seem to enjoy them and it's nice to
see such fascination take hold when they get to view these birds up
... and amazing to see from a few metres away. Once the finished play fighting, the three of them walked around eating grass.
We continued on and came across another great sighting. It was a couple of Dwarf Mongoose running around on a termite mound that they live in. This was the best ever sighting that I have had of Dwarf Mongoose and I love their brown coloured fur. We watched them for about ten minutes.
We crossed over the main road onto ...
... animals we saw were giraffe and impala. There was a very steep drive up to the Lenong Viewing Point. It was a little bit scary driving up there; luckily we had the road to ourselves. As expected the view from the top was great.
Using our binoculars we looked for animals, still we could not see any. Surely we should have been able to see some elephants at least, I thought.
We drove in the direction of our campsite. Still no sightings of ...
I decided that as I was back in RSA early I would visit my brother. Luckily I could pick Hanré up and the 3 of us hit the road to Thabazimbi. Even though Saudi Arabia is hot, South Africa can cook a fellow too! Not used to the humidity and temperature ...